If you’re craving a mojito, an old-fashioned or even a Moscow Mule, you need a bartending kit full of all the basic tools. A shaker, jigger, strainer, mixing spoon and bottle pourers are just the beginning. Be sure to find a travel-friendly collection of these essential items if you’re hoping to take your cocktails with you during journeys on the water. We’ve searched the seven seas to find our favorite portable bartending kits.
Gift box included
With 17 tools and 27 pockets and straps, this portable cocktail kit from Mixology & Craft has you covered if you’re making anything from a mojito to a sloe gin fizz. The travel-friendly canvas bag even comes with a gift box should you choose to buy one for the admiral in your life. Among the bar tools included are: rustproof Boston cocktail tins, a double-sided jigger, a wooden muddler, a mix soon, julep strainer, lemon zester, ice tongs, bottle opener and more.
Buy now: Travel Bartender Kit Bag
Keep it simple
Take the guesswork out of choosing bar tools with this complete set. FineDine intentionally designed this collection with no complicated gadgets so you can get pouring quickly. Among the items included are: a 28- and 18-ounce shaker with lid, a double jigger, muddler, beer and soda opener, a cocktail strainer and six bottle pourers.
Buy now: FineDine 14-Piece Cocktail Shaker Set Bartender Kit
Kudos to whoever dreamed up the hand-crafted, rustic-looking wooden crate for this bartending set. It truly sets it apart from the competition. Once you get over the wow factor, enjoy the professional bar tools including a cocktail shaker, muddler, mixing spoon, ice tongs, strainer, bottle pourers and jiggers.
Buy now: Mixology Bartender Kit
For the happiest hours
This bartending kit just exudes elegance, right down to the velvet carrying bag. And rest easy knowing this set includes all the basic tools you’ll need – and none that will just collect dust. Plus, an eBook will help guide you to craft the tastiest mixtures.
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Steve Spears is a contributing writer to Yachting, a marine brand that enlightens boating enthusiasts through its coverage of powerboat, sailing yacht and superyacht launches and special events. He is based in Orlando and comes from a family of boat owners and hobbyists. He counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Caribbean among his favorite travel destinations.